Name: Ghanaian Traditional Drumming and Dance Beginners class: Women will learn simple ghanaian rhythms as well as simple dance moves along with songs. Intermediate classes: Women will be challenged to do more sophisticated Ghanaian traditional drumming; learn full ensembles with songs and dance. All rhythms will be played on either dgembe, kpanlogo or other traditional[…]
Come learn the exciting music played on the marimba. “If you can move yours hand and listen, you can play the marimba”. This style of marimba music is representative of the music played and performed by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. All levels of experience welcomes Drums and shakers (hosho) will be encorporated. Come join[…]
1. Intro to Cuban-style Salsa and Rueda de Casino 2. Rueda Con Sorpresa – everyone both leads and follows and switches back and forth.
My Basic Skills Classes are designed to support and celebrate beginning drummers. These classes will focus on proper hand technique for tones, slaps and bass notes on congas and djembes. We will practice our technique while learning fundamental 4/4 and 6/8 rhythmic patterns. I am dedicated to creating a joyful, inclusive and non-judgmental circle where[…]
Susu will present a Master Class in Middle Eastern Rhythms and Instruments.
Native Drum has four elements which in total create a circle with a mother drum. 1. The Circle 2. The Heartbeat 3. The Song 4. The Purpose First Workshop The Circle: All that we know about our world exists within a circle. The drum is a healing circle where song is a woman’s natural expression.[…]
This beginning class introduces basic hand techniques, hand patterns, and traditional rhythm composition on the West African djembe drum. Students will learn the “gon go do” drum scale, drum circle etiquette, drum selection criteria, and basic tuning method and maintenance. This class will help students gain chops and build confidence to play their djembes in[…]
Jackie acted as consultant to the organizing group and worked on the website. She co-produced Born to Drum for 7 years. Jackie is co-founder of Women Drummers International, where she has served on the Board since its inception in February 2008. She has produced Drum Sundays since the fall of 2009, opening with our[…]
Our first annual silent auction and second annual “raffle” were great fun and led to much needed and appreciated donations to Born to Drum. Thanks to Cynthia Lewis and Annette Osenga (Silent Auction) and Elsie Militar and Linda Spengler (Raffle) for their leadership and hard work in making these events so successful. Thanks also to[…]
Debbie Guerrero– (Tlingit/Snohomish/Cowlitz) is a Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator for the Native Wellness Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is considered a Community Resource and conducts sweat lodge ceremonies for women who need healing and support as they endure life on life’s terms. She is a member of the Native[…]